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Brewed by:
Oranjeboom Bierbrouwerij B. V.
Netherlands | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 08-21-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
189
Ratings:
353
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
24.74%
 
 
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Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.05/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A summer beer without the self-hatred. For when your grilling and your friends or significant other will give you grief about double fisting bud limes.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.52/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I do not understand why this beer got such bad reviews. Perhaps the conditions in which I had it made a difference. I had been working outside in the 90+ temp with high humidity. I had this beer and it was quite refreshing under this circumstance. A bitter IPA would not do (although later that was my beer of choice).

Anyway, poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint nonic glass. Clear. Nice head and, most of all, it quenched my thirst.

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Photo of DCP
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

I believe the point of this product is to drink all 6 half liters at once.
A chugging beer.
Tastes like any other pale lager but goes down easier with a low impact hangover.
An upscale Dutch Budweiser for a party. It only costs 8 bucks for a 6.
It's a beer that most non-beer-people would probably enjoy.

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Photo of therica
3.14/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm surprised this gets so many low reviews, it's pretty good. Given to me by a Trader Joe's frequent customer and poured gently from a 16oz can into a pint glass.

A = slight orange hue in its otherwise clean and clear lager appearance, with fairly active head at first, dissipating to fair rimming and lacing for a few minutes.

S = modest nose, with typical lager style musty malts and some mild hops florals, not very strong.

T = fairly decent, a typical Euro lager flavor with a hint of orange which I guess was part of their tribute to the House of Orange, as explained in its history on the can. I mean......... the history on the 16oz beer can states this. I like it and would buy more if we had a Trader Joe's. Modest bitters. And I'd only poured 12 ounces so I discovered another 4 ounces in the can, over an hour later. It was room temperature. And a surprise, there were nice red apple notes. Next time I'll make sure I pour the entire can! And by the way, NO SKUNKING with the can version.

F = clean, pleasant, middle of the road, slight bitters lingering for a while.

O = a nice fair-quality drinkable lager which isn't outstanding in any regard but impresses me as a very acceptable table beer or session beer or great for a game day party. It's no Paulaner but I like it better than the Heineken's I've been buying lately to avoid ABV% and live yeast bloating me.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden color, high clarity, 1/4" head. Aroma was watery and effervescent.

Taste delivered some skunk, high carbonation, pale malts, vienna? Very similar to Heineken. If you know what you want, and just want an easy drinking skunky euro lager by the pool, this is a decent choice.

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Photo of Thryptamine
2.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank from bottle, murky and cloudy yellow in color, decent initial lacing that dissipates quickly to almost non existing. Grainy scent and tastes a bit bitter with malt and hop finish, nothing that particularly stands out, medium carbonation. overall, a beer that is a bit bland with a hop aftertaste and bitterness that does not last too long, would pair with food rather than on its own.

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Photo of scrooge-mcduff
2.17/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Straw, golden brown, akin to watered down ginger ale, not too bad but the head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Yeasty, almost stale bread, sweetness, very cliché, bland lager smell

Taste: Extremely metallic, bitter, reminding of licking a battery to test the charge

Feel: Watery, at first very carbonated but after a short time the carbonation settles, albeit too much, and makes it feel stale, like the bottle contained nothing but dregs.

Picked up for $10aud and would not think to pay any more for it.

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Photo of stevoj
2.12/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Can from Trader Joes. Typical euro lager, very malty and kind of musty. Foamy head on pour, aroma not much, but not off either. Nothing too appealing when there are far better Dutch lagers to be had....

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Photo of Gajo74
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like a typical euro lager; straw color, light head, thin lace. Smells sweet, sweet taste and finish. Very clean. Light and easy to drink. I don't think it was as bad as others have reviewed it here, but it was pretty bland. I cannot see myself seeking this one out in the future.

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Photo of jamesroses
1.52/5  rDev -47%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: dark golden colour, looks somewhat dense. Builds up a pretty big head that dissipates pretty quickly living a lace on top of the glass. A bit creamy and dull.

Smell: don't know what to say really, its a profound bitter smell that doesn't hide the alcohol at all. Anyway, it isn't that much offensive.

Taste: again, it's a bitter and somewhat creamy taste, the alcohol coming after that, almost no carbonation. I drank it quite cold and it seemed really dense, as those beers that are preety warm.

Mouthfeel: as I said, it felt creamy,maybe a little oily, with almost no carbonation. The truth is that I as soon as I took a sip, I wanted to gulp it, 'cause I didn't like it that much.

Overall: a pretty ordinary beer, it's not even one you'd choose to drink on a hot day.

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Photo of Sisafitz
3.84/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit hoppish with some delicate flavors hidden behind that that are off the beaten path. For that reason, I like bottled best [minimum distortion], and leave the last half ounce alone. An acquired taste best enjoyed in a glass, and great with a pretzel or a meal.

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Photo of Mitzvahman72
1.87/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

I picked up a single can of this beer at my local Trader Joe’s.

With a bold light straw color, it’s very…bland. While it does have some nice biscuity flavors, it’s surprisingly faint for the style. Overall, it’s as though you’re having flavored water, like Budweiser, any “light” beers and a weak version of Asahi. You’re better off trying out other Oranjeboom beers or, better yet, going to the Netherlands and trying out all the Brand Biers over there. Those are fantastic beers and are only sold in the Netherlands, so make good use of your time over there (And be careful not to take in more than you can handle!). :)

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Photo of Spikester
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

So I intended to write a serious review of this beer until I tasted it. Pretty mediocre to me. Well then I checked the date on the bottom of the can and discovered the can was filled Dec. 19, 2014! Well that explains the ordinary look smell and flavor of this beer. I remembered it was pretty tasty last time I had it. Thanks to Trader Joe's I was able to buy a single and don't have 3 or 5 more to mow through. I have put in numbers that reflect this stale beer and will edit and re-number if needed when I obtain a newer can. Cheers!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : This lager pours a frothy head of about 3 fingers and recedes slowly to a thick ring, leaving webs of lace on the sides of the pint glass. The body is pale straw in appearance, but manages to muster a 20% opacity. An exceptional appearance for a typical adjunct lager.

S : Straw, grass, pale hops. Some cream of wheat, baked grains, and faint dark bread crust. An okay nose, has some character but nothing fabulous.

T : Heavy malt bill here, with a large corn/straw presence and flavors of baked bread (day old), biscuit, and wheat cracker. A faint hoppy stab peeks through here and there, with a tint of grapefruit. A large yeasty ending with a bit of tin as well. The main difference here is that it's closer to a Czech pilsner but without the harshness of hops.

F : It's light bodied as an adjunct lager should be, but it's also mildly creamy with appropriate carbonation and a slight dry nip on the finish.

O : I'd drink this again, given that I can get it for a fair price. It's better than Stella, and it's better than about any macro out there (save for a Coors on a hot day) and incorporates elements of the American and Czech styles in the entire profile.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
2.94/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, corn, grainy and a little hop. Flavour is malt, corn, grainy, medium sweet, little metallic, little thin and a little bitter.

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Photo of IPhantom
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't really get the hate for this one. It definitely doesn't have a lot going on, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It's kind of a low-risk, high-reward situation--for $0.07 an ounce, I don't know that you can find a cleaner-tasting beer. It's very smooth and has none of the skunky Euro character of its Dutch brethren. It could definitely use more hops, but it has enough for a crisp finish. It's become my go-to easy drinker.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.62/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

From the 16 oz can.,with the following code stamped on the bottom: 14.10.13.23.36-E14-01.15 FL. Sampled on March 29, 2015.

Pours into the pilsener glass yellow with a big white head and busy carbonation.

The aroma is pretty bland and straight forward with toasted biscuit, toasted bread. toasted malts (get the trend?) and clean grassy hops underneath it all.

The body is light to medium but also rather smooth. That's worth something.

The taste is a pretty straight forward corny, grainy, ale malt character with a clean hop finish. But it did not enthrall me all that much. Nothing unique or individual. I'll have some burgers with this. That much I can defend.

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Photo of jcbogantes
2.08/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is very light in color, the smell is grassy and lightly malty. very light bodied, with a sweet and grassy predominant taste. I don't think is too bad it just plain and water down lager.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
2.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 19, 2014
Misc.: Best before May 9, 2015; Decided to try it after some random guy at the Trader Joe’s said, “I recommend this one. It’s real good. And it’s a 6-pack of pints.” Count me in.

Poured a golden, pale, clear color with five fingers of rocky, white head. Lots of carbonated bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Above average-to-good semi-layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled honey right away, then corn, corn cereal - Kix or Corn Pops, Cheerios, hay (even light manure?), grass and faint nutty malts. (Smell - 2.50)

Initial taste wasn’t terrible. Got hay, grassy malts, honey, cereal - Corn Pops, Corn Flakes, Cheerios and Kix, light menthol and faint cooked vegetables. (Taste - 3.00)

Light body. Oily texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. Somewhat refreshing. (Feel - 3.00)

I was pleasantly surprised at this beer, at least for the style. That guy wasn’t completely right, but not a bad deal for the price ($1 per 16oz.). (Overall - 3.00)

2.96 | 69 | C

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Photo of SmashPants
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Format: a standard green 330mL bottle with a pretty ordinary macro label.

Appearance: looks like a cheap Euro, to be honest. Light yellow with a small white head that fritters away to a thin ring.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma of grains and cereal adjuncts. Okay.

Taste: those cereal adjuncts with grains, husks and a bit of a malt fug.

Aftertaste: drops away pretty quickly, with predominantly the malt fug and the grains and husk lingering slightly.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a big carbonation.

Overall: this beer is pretty much akin to Amsterdam and Oettinger - pretty basic but very cheap. Not much to say about the beer except it is exceptional value-for-money if you're looking for a Cheapie McCheap. AU$37 a case of 24.

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Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

500ml can smuggled back from Dubai by Joe M, thanks for the opportunity!
Crystal clear light golden color with a smallish quickly dissipating bubbly white head that leaves spotty lace on the sides of the glass. Aromas of light pilsener malt, light earthy hop, and light fruitiness. The flavor is quite sweet with malty sugars and faint bready malts. No hop flavor, but a hint of metal of ash is in there. Better than that cape verde beer, but nothing horribly exciting.

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Photo of BrewUSA
2.72/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Oranjeboom Premium Lager

Look 6/10
Smell 12/20
Taste 23/40
Feel 5/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 65/100

Mearlry a 'fizzy yellow beer' nothing sets it apart from any other 'American Adjunct' While it's remarkable smooth and drinkable. It lacks substance and Flavor in a major way. May make a great beer for guests or after dinner/easy drinking. Nothing I would ever recommended to a snob/nerd... That said, is rather easy to drink at 5%

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Photo of biboergosum
2.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml can - a very Dutch array of colours used for the label design.

This beer pours a clear, bright golden yellow hue, with four fat fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some complex archipelago lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.

It smells weakly of crackery pale malt, semi-sweet grainy corn, a bit of indistinct stale citrus, and leafy, weedy, and moderately skunky hops. The taste is bready, grainy malt, corn grist, white chalk, metallic hard water, and tame weedy, wet straw hops. Simple is the best way to describe this, really.

The carbonation is fairly light and frothy in its bearing, the body medium-light in weight, and quite plain in its workaday smoothness - its only attribute being that there is nothing else really existing here to mess with things. It finishes barely off-dry, even the mixed malt getting bored to tears by the disaffected nature of this offering.

No off-flavours, hell - very little normal flavour either, for those of us keeping count. A bland, unassuming Continental lager, nothing to recommend, but nothing to turn your nose up at by the same measure, I gotta say. If beige was a taste and experience (wait a bit, and some overpaid marketing hack will actually pitch this, I'm sure), then Oranjeboom is replete with it.

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Photo of Markiboy
2.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Keep your money in your pocket and buy something else. This lager is reminiscent of all of those cheap watery lagers we used to have to buy as teenagers because we didn't have the funds to buy anything else. It's so light and tasteless that it can barely be considered worthy of even being on these forums - it's barely a beer! It's weak and doesn't even lead to anything of a buzz, so what's the point in it?

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Photo of barczar
3.46/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brilliantly clear, minimal head. Slightly grainy aroma, and flavor is grainy and minerally. Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation.

Easy drinking beer, clean, with a cracker grain backbone and light floral hops. The mineral character is unique and somewhat mouthwatering.

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